This week’s Cotton Newsline is four cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich (pronounced Men-ic), Senior Government Relations Director for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested introduction cut one:
Secretary Mike Johanns announced in March a nationwide sign-up for the Conservation Security Program (CSP) that will be available to approximately 235,000 farmers and ranchers in 220 watersheds. Robbie Minnich (pronounced Men-ic), Senior Government Relations Director for the National Cotton Council, gives an update on CSP requirements.
Suggested introduction cut two:
Payments will be made using three tiers of conservation contracts, are capped annually and will last for 5 years for Tier I and 5 to 10 years for Tier II and Tier III.
Suggested introduction for cut three:
Producers are asked to complete a self-assessment workbook to determine if their operations meet program requirements and qualify for program participation.
Additional information on CSP, including eligible watersheds, self-assessment workbook, is available on USDA’s web site.